Friday, June 4, 2010

Keeping Busy When You're Down

For the last week I have been ill—as in being chronically ill. With a compromised immune system, it is not uncommon to have complications during this time of year. Allergy season, when it coincides with have a variety of weekend foster children, can cause horrible respiratory complications. Lucky for me, I have an arsenal of remedies and treatments to ease my way through this one. Besides, I have plenty of garden-related craft projects to work on while I'm down.

My mom never made crafts with me. We never made anything. She didn't even cook with me. Until I was 16, I really had no clue that I could make anything. So, it often surprises me still that I just cannot stop fiddling with things, making stuff out of whatever I can. 

This is a picture of some of my work I've accomplished this week. These are wooden pieces/beads for things I intend to make in the future, but my touch, was simply to dye them in natural dyes I made myself from things I had in my house: saffron, blueberries, tea/coffee, and red onion skins. I am ecstatic about the results. The process was fun too and easy for someone on the mend as well. 

Lastly, this is another project that will take a bit longer, but I just had to begin. I am able to glue pieces on every so often and it's really taking shape. I love these tiny mosaic tiles since they are so easy to use. I am terrified that I'll nip my fingers off when I finally get around to filling in the awkward spots, but it is so worth taking that chance.


  1. Oh, I love what you are doing with the mosaic cool to use them on a rounded surface...
    all the best, get well! Kathryn

  2. Hello,
    I love the mosaic.
    Get well.

  3. My family knows to watch out when I'm in crafting mode. There are piles of things everywhere. My problem is I like to start things but finishing is difficult.

    Christine in Alaska

  4. Very excited to see finished product, re: mannequin head. Looks to be Très cool!


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